Managing Your Diabetes
Working with your doctor, Wayne Memorial Hospital offers assistance with diabetes care for both inpatients and outpatients. We also offer assistance with gestational diabetes. Our team of doctors, registered nurses, registered dietitians, and certified diabetes educators work with your physician to help you learn how to control diabetes and prevent complications.
As an Inpatient
Our nurses, doctors, and dietitians strive to give you the highest quality of care for your diabetes while you are a patient in the hospital. This includes managing your blood sugars, providing for your nutritional needs and teaching you basic skills to manage your diabetes once you leave the Hospital.
As an Outpatient
After you leave the Hospital, WADEC (Wayne Area Diabetes Education Center) offers diabetes self-management education to individuals with diabetes. Our team of certified diabetes educators work with your physician to help you learn how to control diabetes and prevent complications. Based on physician referral, WADEC patients will have an individualized treatment plan or attend group sessions to integrate healthy living into your lifestyle. Individual and group sessions help patients learn blood sugar management, insulin administration, healthy living, and coping skills, such as exercise and nutrition.
Group sessions include:
- diabetes survival skills
- basics to living with diabetes
- nutrition and diabetes
- medication management and diabetes
Warning signs of diabetes: If you notice any of these warning signs, please contact your physician for a simple blood test to see if you have diabetes.
- increased thirst
- frequent urination
- increased hunger
- rapid weight loss
- blurred vision
Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for outstanding care, Wayne Area Diabetes and Education Center (WADEC) is your local resource for diabetes self-management, education and support.
Hours at WADEC are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Shelda Johnson, RN, CDE